Friday, June 25, 2010

Stuck at home on a Friday night

I managed to catch my husband's stomach virus and had to miss out on scrapping with the girls tonight at Scrapbook Territory.

Major bummers.

I'm sitting in my scrap room with my dog Bella and got caught up on my Style File class I'm taking from the fabulous Vee Jennings.

Here is what I have so far:

{gpoy: grab a picture of yourself!}

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I Will Follow...

Yeah, love that song by U2 but that's not what I'm talking about! :-P

I am curious as to why I have one public follower {thanks Marie! LOL} and yet have over 13,000 hits on my blog. 

I know. I'm confused!

If you are a follower, would you kindly join my follower list? I totally respect if you choose to follow blogs anonymously but I would love to leave some love on your blog if you visit here {even if it's only once in a while!}

OK - off to do a few days of catch-up on Vee's online workshop before I get too far behind! I promise to post some pictures tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Heritage Album and Peter Pan

I've dropped the ball on finishing this album that I so desperately started way back when but have since been sidetracked with learning how to create digital scrapbook pages, teaching summer school, camping trips and maybe just being lazy! It's summer, right?

Here's the finished album. I'm in love with it!

I'm on Day #2 of Vee's Style File online workshop and am actually enjoying the process and the mini-book we're creating. I always love to see other crafter's interpretation in the end so I'm looking forward to that.

Tomorrow I'm taking my little guy and seeing the stage production of Peter Pan at Ferry Park in San Francisco tomorrow.  It's presented in a 360-degree format and I've only heard great things about it. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

a style file and a guilty pleasure

I just signed up for Vee's Style Files Recorded online class. 

This will be my second class of hers I've taken. I adore her style and have been wanting to do something with my mounds of clothing tags and receipts and what-not and this gives me the perfect platform to use it all and learn a little something! If you're interested in registering you need to register by the 20th so get cracking!

Tomorrow I'm going to see Rick Springfield at the San Mateo County Fair.

I said it.

Rick Springfield.

Ha Ha

I'm all about the 80's and ya can't beat a $8 concert, right?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Coastal Camping and some Digi Layouts

We just returned from 5 nights at Gualala River Redwood Park up in the southern end of Mendocino County. It's now one of my favorite places to camp. We camped with 6 other families from town and had a blast. The kids climbed trees, rode bikes, swam and kayaked in the river and even made their first tie-dye shirts! Here are a few of my favorite shots:

LOVING our trailer!

The Cathedral of Trees

All of the kids wearing their new tie-dye shirts! Love it!

Here's a view of the Pacific Ocean from Hwy 1 on our drive down the coast. So beautiful!

Before I left on this trip I won a free digital scrapbook kit from Sausan Designs. Here are two layouts I did today using the Love Generation kit. It was the perfect kit to use for our camping trip.

How is your summer going?

Monday, June 7, 2010


My uncle sent me a huge box of vintage family photos he's been holding on to. This is just a small sampling of what I received:

I so treasure these family photos.

My uncle also sent me binders of our family tree dating as far back as the 1200's. He spent countless days doing all of the research and I so thank him for it. I hope I can pick up where he left off. My heritage has always fascinated me and seeing these family photos makes it all the more real and tangible.

I am definitely going to scan {and scrap!} some of my favorites this summer but does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do with these delicate originals? 

I am guessing these leather-bound photo albums are about a century old. I squealed with joy when I took these out of the box! And yes, there are framed photos inside!

This is a photo of my maternal grandfather when he was a boy. 

Love it.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Summer is Here!

Last Thursday was our last day of school. Here's my guy demonstrating how happy he is:

The weekend before we took a quick trip to a local county park {never again during a weekend holiday...too much riff-raff if you know what I mean!} and tested out our new trailer. We had quite the gang show up on Saturday for a BBQ!

Yesterday I ran my first half marathon

13.1 glorious miles.

Here are Ginger and I before the race:

The crowd {there were about 3,500 runners total}


And us after the race:

We got in at just under 3 hours. The distance between mile 9 and 10 seemed to go on FOREVER! But once we hit the 10-mile marker we were able to imagine the finish line. Stupid me for not thinking of wearing sunscreen. I am currently the owner of a MAJOR sunburn on my shoulders and back. Yeah, not smart.

This coming week we leave for 5 fun-filled camping days at Gualala River Redwood Park. There are 6 families from town all camping together in one loop. It should make for an adventurous time!